Tag Archives: nutrition

Are Refined Grains Really THAT Bad?

“Eat whole grains, not refined grains.” As nutrition rules go, this one needs no explanation. Or does it? Do most folks know the real difference between whole and refined grains? And more importantly, are whole grains always the better choice? Understanding the facts can help you (or your clients) select grains that best match your personal preferences […]

Taking School Lunch Seriously

Take a look at a few nutritional labels at the grocery store will show you one thing – a lot of our foods are simply packed with sugar.  In addition to the sugars that may naturally occur in food, some companies pack in additional sugar as well.  The Center for Science in the Public Interest is […]

Good Carbs? Do Those Exist?

When we were kids, we were taught that there are three basic macronutrients – fats, protein, and carbohydrates.  To dive a little deeper, we’ve since discovered that not all fats are created equal, such as saturated and unsaturated fats.  Further research has scientists exploring the possibility that there are “good” carbohydrates and “bad” carbohydrates.  For […]